Weymouth Recycling Hub
In June 2023 we opened Dorset's first marine litter recycling hub in partnership with Weymouth Harbour & Marine Regeneration based in Cornwall.
We can recycle mainly plastic based waste from our own beach cleans, the local fishing fleet and community groups in Dorset.
The waste is collected and sorted in Weymouth before being recycled with our recycling partners within the UK.
Below are some of the items we recycle....
Beach Toy Library
Working with Weymouth Town Council & Litter Free Dorset we run a sand toy scheme on Weymouth's Blue Flag beach.
Unwanted toys and discarded toys collected from the beach and left in boxes on the seafront to be used again cutting down on plastic waste.
We take the broken toys and send them for recycling back giving them a new life.
Local artist Rachel White reuses net & rope we recover to make stunning works of art.
Reuse is an excellent way to reduce waste and uses less energy than recycling.
Rachel kindly donates a percentage of sales of her rope fish to fund our work.
Commercial Fishing Waste
We recycle almost 100% of the commercial fishing waste we recover from beach cleans. We also work with Weymouth Harbour to recycle end of life fishing gear from the harbour.
We can a whole range of plastic based items including: rope, nets and large plastics such as bouys and fish crates.
We are working with a brilliant who reuse old inflatable toys to make colourful bags and other goods.
We can take most CE marked blow up toys to send away for recycling.